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Cold temperatures, Tuesday

Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning, patchy sun possible in the afternoon.  High: 18,  Wind: North~10

Wednesday: Partly sunny.  High: 14, Wind: NW to West~5

No major storm systems will be hitting the area over the next few days but the temperatures will continue their trend downward as the wind remains out of a northerly or northwesterly direction. High temps were in the low to mid 20s yesterday but will only reach the mid teens to low 20s today. If we are lucky, the clouds will break up a bit this afternoon, making things a bit brighter. The north wind will only be about 10 mph so the wind chill will not be too bad. Not much will change for tomorrow except the temperatures will be a few degrees colder and the wind will be lighter. The mercury will linger in the mid teens on Wednesday.

On Thursday an arctic cold front will move through the area and this will cause temps to fall in the afternoon after reaching high temps around 10 in the morning. The wind will pick up a bit Thursday afternoon into Thursday night and this will add quite a chill to the air. Wind chills will go below zero and stay that way through Friday. The coldest of the cold weather will be Thursday night into Friday morning when low temps drop to around -15 and the wind chill hits -25 or -30. We should have some sunshine on Friday afternoon to help boost the temperature up into the single digits above zero. The mercury should get closer to 10 on Saturday and reach the mid teens on Sunday. The warmer trend should continue early next week with high temps reaching the 20s.

As far as snow goes, it doesn't look like good news for snow-lovers. I am forecasting a 30% chance of light snow showers on Thursday, a slight chance of flurries or snow showers Saturday, and a 30% chance of light snow on Monday. The only locations that will have more than a dusting will be in the far north today and again later Thursday into Friday. Vilas, Iron, and Ashland counties will pick up a few inches of lake effect snow during these times. A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY is in effect for Iron and Ashland counties through 9am today.

Have a pleasant Tuesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew. 4:30am, 18-January-2011

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